What If We Loved Harder?

A poem and something to ponder

Megan Minutillo
1 min readMay 2, 2024


Photo by Austin Chan on Unsplash

Would people listen more?
Would people scream less?
Would strangers learn to see the story behind the human?
Would loved ones learn that there is so much about their people that they cannot even see?
Would we think more clearly?
Care more deeply?
Would we feel a little more soft?
A little less jagged?
Would we jump to compassion instead of cancellation?
Would we…



Megan Minutillo

Essayist, poet, and theatre producer. I write stories about self-awareness, IVF, and finding your footing in life’s messy moments. Instagram: @meganminutillo.